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Zeller Family History

Zeller Name Meaning
German and Dutch: habitational name from any of the various places called Zelle or Celle, in particular Celle near Hannover, named with German Zelle ‘cell’, Middle High German zelle (from Latin cella ‘small room’), or a topographic name from this word, denoting someone who lived near the site of a hermit’s cell.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): In other cases it was an occupational name for someone who owned or was employed at a Zelle in the sense of a small workshop. pwh, ab.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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107,358 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,236 Military Records
8,912 Immigration Records
42,193 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Zeller Families

  • Number of Zeller families
     92 - 181
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zeller families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Zeller families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zeller Family Origin

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Zeller Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Zeller

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Zeller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Zeller Civil War Service Records

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